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The library is a searchable online bilingual database of peer-reviewed literature, grey literature, as well as data resources on all matters related to health human resources within and concerning Canada.

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"My home is not my home anymore:" Improving continuity of care in homecare

The management of homecare services changed following the 1995 election of a new provincial government in Ontario. Forty-three not-for-profit transfer agencies called Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) were created to manage homecare and act as purchas ...

Language:English
AuthorWoodward C A, Abelson J, Hutchison B
Year2001

"Towering genius disdains a beaten path" Abraham Lincoln

We see nursing leadership existing at all levels in nursing...all nurses leading. Nurse executives within academic health environments across Canada will be influencing health policy directions and dialogue within the profession nationally. They will be c ...

Language:English
AuthorFerguson-Paré M, Mitchell GJ, Perkin K, Stevenson L
Year2002

2003 First Ministers' accord on health care renewal

In September 2000, First Ministers agreed on a vision, principles and action plan for health system renewal. Building from this agreement, all governments have taken measures to improve the quality, accessibility and sustainability of our public health ca ...

Language:English
AuthorHealth Canada
Year2003

A case study of the decision making process that led to the closing of the medical laboratory science program at BCIT in 1996 and its reopening in 1999

For years, the supply of health professionals has been characterized by "boom and bust" cycles. At times, planners have perceived an oversupply of healthcare providers and, at other times, a shortage. This case study of the medical laboratory technologist ...

Language:English
AuthorBasi H S
Year2010

A content analysis of US newspaper coverage of Canada and the UK’s healthcare systems during America’s healthcare reform

This study examines how Canadian Medicare and the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) were represented in US newspaper coverage between January 2008 and the first quarter of 2010, a period marked by changing healthcare policy in America and dra ...

Language:English
AuthorBlackadar K J
Year2010

A difference of degree, educational restructuring and the perspectives of faculty from Newfoundland schools of nursing

This study stemmed from a belief in the value of addressing the needs of employees experiencing complex organizational change and a curiosity about how those employees evaluate the effect of major change on them personally. It explored anticipation of a n ...

Language:English
AuthorThompson M L
Year2000

A framework for reform

Chair: Right Hon, Don Mazankowski. As members of your Advisory Council on Health, we are pleased to provide our report on a framework for reforming Alberta's health system. This report is a culmination of months of work by Council members- listening to pr ...

Language:English
AuthorPremier's Advisory Council on Health
Year2001

A medical student's perspective of participation in an interprofessional education placement: An autoethnography

Interprofessional education (IPE) has emerged as a critical pedagogy for promoting interprofessional collaboration (IPC) within healthcare. However, the literature includes few reports of students' perspectives on IPE experiences. Understanding students' ...

Language:English
AuthorGallé J, Lingard L
Year2010

A possible solution of brain drain

Correspondence: Article suggests mandatory service terms for new graduates of Indian medical schools.

Language:English
AuthorLahariya C
Year2007

A prescription for democracy: Physician activism and Canada

In 1848, the famed German physician, Rudolf Virchow, argued that the best solution to combat squalor and disease was the widespread introduction of political “democracy.” That same year he joined the revolutionary upheavals in the German Lands and took to ...

Language:English
AuthorNewman C
Year2008

A regulatory framework for nurse practitioners in British Columbia

In December 2000, the Ministry of Health announced its decision to introduce nurse practitioners into the British Columbia health care system to improve public access to health care services in the province. The Ministry of Health and the College of Regis ...

Language:English
AuthorCollege of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC)
Year2005

A rift in nursing education and practice on a landscape of curriculum and health-care reform, diploma nurse educators' professional identities in question

The purpose of this study was to deveiop an understanding of diploma nurse educators' professional identities and knowledge formation as they live the health-care and nursing education reform. A need to examine the impact of these changes on their profess ...

Language:English
AuthorChan E A
Year2001

A second generation of the competency-based approach to nursing education

This article describes the renewal of a baccalaureate program in nursing. This new program was developed to respond to new challenges presented to the profession. A completely new approach was adopted, the competency-based approach (CBA), with a construct ...

Language:English
AuthorGoudreau J, Pepin J, Dubois S, Boyer L, Larue C, Legault A
Year2009

A status report on the national pharmaceuticals strategy: A prescription unfilled

In this report, we look more closely at some of the problems the National Pharmaceuticals Strategy was intended to solve, and its progress more than four years later. Our commentary on these findings can be found in a companion document, A Commentary on t ...

Language:English
AuthorHealth Council of Canada
Year2009

A systematic scoping literature review of incorporating a total quality culture Within radiotherapy staffing models: A management strategy to improve patient safety and quality of care in radiation therapy departments

Background Radiation therapy (RT) staffing models have traditionally been based on the number of linear accelerators available at cancer centers (i.e., task-focused). RT treatments are becoming increasingly complex and a novel staffing model should be ...

Language:English
AuthorPatel P, Mitera G

Aboriginal midwifery: A model for change

This paper will discuss indigenous knowledge and epistemologies of health and well-being as essential practices to improving the health status of Aboriginal communities. These methods will be illustrated through the practice of Aboriginal midwifery and bi ...

Language:English
AuthorSkye A D
Year2010

About Canada: Health care

alth care is Canada’s best-loved social program—and for good reason. For more than 30 years, Canadians have enjoyed high quality health care based on need and not on ability to pay. But it is a complex system: changes proposed and those already underway c ...

Language:English
AuthorArmstrong P, Armstrong H
Year2008

Academic and Community Radiology Practice Integration: The Canadian Experience

Provision of high-quality, efficient care is of foremost importance to both academic and nonacademic radiology practices and a topic of increased interest as academic and community radiology practices increasingly consolidate and integrate. Recentl ...

Language:English
AuthorPatlas M. N., Farshait N., Duszak R. Jr.
Year2017
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Accelerating the Road to Change

There is consensus that the Canadian health system needs to be reformed and that we are failing to achieve this objective (Romanow 2002; The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs Science and Technology 2002; Harvey et al. 2013; Lewis 2015). The auth ...

Language:English
AuthorTamblyn R
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Accountability through Regulation in Ontario’s Medical Laboratory Sector

Ontario, Canada

Although the use of performance indicators for the analytical (and highly measurable) phase of the medical laboratory process has had a long and successful history, it is now recognized that the value of a laboratory test is embedded in a system of care. ...

Language:Directory
AuthorGamble B, Bourne L, Deber R,
Year2014
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